RIB­BON CANDY BLAN­KET

Stitch this su­per-easy blan­ket for Baby made us­ing puff stitches, shell stitches and self-strip­ing yarn.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Kir­bie El­li­son

EASY FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

34 inches x 34 inches, ex­clud­ing tas­sels

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­nat Pop! medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( 5 oz/ 280 yds/ 140g per ball):

2 balls # 484014 pop art • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • 7- inch piece of card­board • Yarn nee­dle

GAUGE

2 shells and 6 rows in pat­tern = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTE

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell: 7 dc in same sp. Puff stitch ( puff st): [ Yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw yarn up to level of dc] 4 times in same st, yo, draw yarn through 9 lps on hook, ch 1.

BLAN­KET

Ch 100 (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 4).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (99 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Note), dc in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts**, puff st (see Special Stitches) in next st, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. (36 dc, 16 ch-3 sps, 15 puff sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, * shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-3 sp**, sc in next puff st, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sk next dc, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (16 shells, 15 sc, 4 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, *sk next 3 sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, sk next 3 sts**, puff st in next sc, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. (36 dc, 16 ch-3 sps, 15 puff sts)

Rows 5–50: [Rep rows 3 and 4] 23 times.

Edg­ing

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 dc, *sc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next dc**, sc in next puff st, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (99 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fas­ten off. Weave in ends.

Tas­sels

Wrap yarn 30 times around a 7- inch square of card­board. Thread yarn nee­dle with 12- inch piece of yarn and tie top of tas­sel. Cut all strands op­po­site tied end. Re­move from card­board. Thread yarn nee­dle with a sep­a­rate 18- inch strand of yarn. With tas­sel strands folded at tied end, wrap 18- inch strand of yarn around all strands 6– 8 times about 1/2 inch be­low fold; se­cure ends of wrap­ping strand with yarn nee­dle. Trim ends if nec­es­sary. Tie 1 tas­sel to each of the 4 cor­ners us­ing ends of strand at fold. Trim ends if nec­es­sary. C!

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